History of Vaccines Blog


Influenza Season Update: May Be Worse Than Any Since 2009 Pandemic

January 26, 2018

US map of influenza spread
ILI activity level indicator, week 3, 2017-18 season. CDC

2017-18 Influenza Activity and Vaccine Effectiveness Update

January 19, 2018

CDC graph of influenza-like illness
Percentage of Visits for ILI, 2009-2018, CDC

National Influenza Immunization Week 2017: A Message from HHS

December 5, 2017

Dalton Paxman, PhD
Dalton Paxman, PhD, Regional Health Administrator, Region III, US HHS

4th Annual Influenza Vaccination Clinic: Our Rate Is ...

October 30, 2017

Woman getting influenza vaccination
Flu vaccine clinic at The College of Physicians

Predictions for 2027 at the Annual Conference for Vaccine Research

April 24, 2017

Stanley A. Plotkin, MD
Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness About 48% This Season

February 21, 2017

Influenza Virion
Influenza Virion, CDC, Frederick Murphy

A Message for National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 12, 2015

For National Influenza Vaccination Week, we welcome Dalton G. Paxman, PhD, MA, FCPP, Regional Health Administrator for the mid-Atlantic region, where he oversees public health initiatives for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Paxman is a Fellow here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Second Annual Influenza Vaccine Clinic: How Did We Do?

October 1, 2015

Intern during flu shotYesterday we conducted our second annual influenza vaccination clinic here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. By offering the clinic here, during work hours, and for free, we are hoping to reduce as many barriers to vaccination as possible, such as the trip to the doctor or the pharmacy, needing one's insurance card, inertia.

National Influenza Vaccination Week 2014: Interview with HHS Region 3 Administrator Paxman

December 11, 2014

Dalton G. Paxman, PhD, FCPPFor National Influenza Vaccination Week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dalton G. Paxman, PhD, FCPP, Regional Health Administrator for the mid-Atlantic region, where he oversees public health initiatives for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Dr. Paxman is a Fellow here at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

National Influenza Immunization Week 2014

December 10, 2014

Photo courtesy CDCIt's National Influenza Immunization Week, an observance sponsored every year by the CDC to highlight national immunization influenza vaccination recommendations. For the past several years, most people in the United States over 6 months of age have been recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to get the influenza vaccine.